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exploded on to the headlines, paula broadwell shows herself, clearly not hiding anymore. new details in a live report. >>> breaking overnight, another recall for toyota. millions of cars on the list because of steering problems. even the popular prius. >>> bus brawl. in view overnight. the rush hour dust-up between the passenger and the driver. that driver, now in serious trouble. >>> and it's one creative punishment. a woman who drove on the sidewalk, forced to hold a sign, calling her an idiot. the judge now deciding that punishment wasn't enough. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. we begin with new details about the women of the women at the center of the scandal involving david petraeus, paula broadwell. >> since word broke she was the other woman. and we're learning more about the background of tampa socialite, jill kelly. >> reporter: good morning. it has been days since the scandal started. new, it seems there's new twists every day. not just one, but two powerful men are enangtangled in all thi. the fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know abo
overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the fbi agent you just mentioned has been removed from the case, for sending revealing pictures of himself to that whistleblower. the scandal is growing. and it's resolving around the actions of paula broadwel
, everybody. well paula broadwell was seen just last night in washington through the window of her brother's house. good morning on this wednesday. i'm rob nelson. >> yeah, she was sipping on wine, looked some what relaxed. >> probably needs a drink. >> i'm the other paula, paula faris, very uncomfortable with all this talk. details this morning about the other woman in the story, referring to jill kelley. we may hear from president obama about it all today as well. >> his first news conference since being re-elected. you can imagine this will be high on the press corps' agenda for sure. >>> two guys safely back with their families after a few harrowing and rather cold days on one of the continent's highest mountains. hear from them in just a second. >> then from california it was a pretty rude awakening for some residents thanks to tens of thousand of gallons of waltter. lots of dirt. when you put the two together you are pretty much getting more mud than anyone should have to deal with. >> look at that. talk about pressure -- the golfer who was basically trying to save his career. and it
the -- general david petraeus has kept the details of his relationship with paula broadwell quiet. >> today the white house, even president obama weighed in on this. >> we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done and my main hope right now is that he and his family are able to move on. >> reporter: the president weighed in for the first time on the sex scandal that has captured the nation's attention and forced david petraeus to resign has director of the cia after admitting to an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: another respective four star general got a vote of confidence from the secretary of defense. general john allen is' queuesed of exchanging emails with jill kelley, who sparked the petraeus investigation. >> he has our confidence. >> reporter: kelley is under investigation for invoking her special access at mcdill where she was allowed to walk around without a military e
back to the computer of paula broadwell. what they found was not compromised security, but two people in a compromising position, described as human drama, including intimate exchanges between the two. >> she takes the time to help somebody like me. there's not much time left for indiscretions. >> he's a double amputee. >> i have serious questions about who is connecting these dots and how. >> patreas reportedly started the affair after leaving the armed service. >> he's trying to put his life back together, and that's what he needs to focus on. >> as for paula broadwell, a married mother of two, this message was drawn in chalk on her driveway. >>> a massive explosion sparks a huge fire and kills two people in an indianapolis neighborhood. look at these flames here. more than a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed. hundreds of people were forced into the middle of the streets in the middle of the night. >>reporter: those at the scene say it looked like a war zone. an explosion late saturday night left this quiet suburban neighborhood up in flames. two houses leveled. two others set a
at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell, leaving early this morning with several boxes. this, after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. >> in his universe, this moral failing is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing this position of responsibility for the nation. >> reporter: the affair came to light over the summer, as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelly received threatening e-mails she believed from broadwell. >> the fbi, that's an investigation. and they realized they had general petraeus caught up in some fashion. and that caused them to take it all the way through to see what they really had. >> reporter: officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. but the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus. no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington. members of congress want to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday
petraeus. it was an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broadwell had access to petraeus. when he was running the war in afghanistan. >> they trusted me. i was able to get great access. i got to know his family and his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago. several sources tell abc news that it was an e-mail that unravelled the affair. a couple of months ago, a woman apparently in the tampa area, with a association with david petraeus, received a strange and harassing e-mail she not mied the fbi, which launched the investigation. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a compromised account, were salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and broadwell for some time. >> he has written a book about petraeus that will be released next year. >> but, frankly, i didn't believe them and neither did just about anybody else i knew. he just didn't seem the type. >> reporter: martha raddatz reports that some of his afghanistan s
friendly relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell's computer, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell, painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and allen, 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. but a source familiar with the e-mails say they contain no evidence of a sexual relationship, something allen strongly denied. instead, the e-mails are described as friendly, perhaps flirty, but routine, mostly about meetings with ambassadors and dinner parties. in one note kelley tells the general she saw him on tv. he responds, "thanks, dear, you're a sweetheart." many e-mails were from kelley to general allen's wife. the two couples were good friends. >> until someone proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: today the white house says the president obama sti
. >>> in major developments, fbi agents at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night. abc's larry jacobs has that part of the story. >> reporter: officials entered the house of paula broadwell and left with several boxes. this new development after an official told abc news that the fbi discovered hundred if not thousand of e-mails between david petraeus and paula broadwell on her computer, sordid e-mails detailed their affair and led to petraeus' downfall as cia director. >> in his universe, this moral failure is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing the position. >> reporter: the affair is a moral failing, not a civilian crime. it could be a military one. petraeus can be tried under military law for adultery if the affair started while he was general running the afghanistan campaign. >> every indication and certainly my understanding from him is the affair did not begin while he was in the army. there were worrisome signs while he was in uniform working in afghanistan. >> reporter: paula broadwell flew to the war zone six times after granted extraordinary access to write
scandal. petraeus resigned after an affair with paula broadwell. >> karen travers reports. >> reporter: the scandal that started with david petraeus' affair has widened. jabble general -- postmaster general john allen is under investigation. 30,000 emails include both allen and kelley's name. another u.s. official said 95% are routine and harmless. allen denies wrong doing. >> the president thinks highly of general allen and the service to his country. >> reporter: as for allen's next move. >> at request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold the hearing. >> reporter: the president was surprised. asked whether the scandals with a distraction so soon after the election. >> wouldn't call it welcome. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered hundreds, if not thousands of emails between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell, many of them say layious in nature. general allen received an email traced back to broadwell. he told jill kelly about it which may have triggered the investigation. >> new details surrounding that affair comes to light, a look at the fbi's handling of
paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, the fbi is under scrutiny and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material. material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to light this summer as part of an fbi investigation prompted by a complaint from this woman, jill kelly, a private citizen and military supporter who had befriended petraeus and his wife holly. kelly received harassing e-mails from an anonymous account and took them to a friend at the fbi in may or june. the bureau obtained a court order and electronically traced the accounts to petraeus' biographer. broadwell eventually turned her computer over to the fbi. they were stunned to discover hundreds if not thousands of e-mails some salacious between petraeus and broadwell. >> and the fbi, that's why they call it a preliminary investigation, and realized they had general petraeus caught up in this in some form or fas
-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids. she's an avid runner and said they bonded during the trips to afghanistan. >> it was an opportunity to interview him on a run. i thought i'd test him but he was going to testle me. >> reporter: petraeus is claiming at fair with broadwell did not begin in afghanistan but after he retired in 2011. one week later he became director of the cia, meaning he carried on the affair during most of his tenure at the cia. friends say petraeus ended the affair about four months ago. the white house was not aware of the situation until last week. on thursday, petraeus met with the president and offered his resignation. >> it just doesn't add up that the fbi would carry on this type of investigation without bringing it to the president or the highest levels of the white house. >> the choice of paula broadwell to write petraeus' biography did raise a new eyebrows, considering she had never written
and paula broadwell on her computer, an affair that petraeus is claiming did not begin until he left the army. a friend close to petraeus says the general was "shocked and surprised" to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelley, the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails, she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife, holly petraeus, is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an affair then, which leads us to the first big question -- when did the affair begin? petraeus' friends claim it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia, an important point, since he could be tried under military law for adultery. >> it didn't begin when he was in the army. >> reporter: but many who know the general suspect it began months earlier in afghanistan. it was september 2010 that broadwell made her first of six visits to petraeus in the warzone after being granted extra
of the mistress at the center of the storm. paula broadwell, still silent, as the secretary of defense, defends the top american general caught in the scandal, overnight. >>> breaking overnight, a plane with three pilots onboard crash into a house and burst into flames. a narrow escape for the woman inside. now, new clues about what caused the crash. >>> lottery scam. the elaborate sting to capture two brothers who scammed a father of two out of a winning ticket. the two brothers are under arrest. the father on top of the world. how lottery officials pulled it off. >>> now, look who has gone "gangnam." the psy surprise, appearing with madonna in front of 25,000 fans. music's biggest superstar, turning up the heat with the hottest star on the planet last night. ♪ >>> happy wednesday. we have a lot of new and exclusive details pouring in on the cia sex scandal. it's caused general petraeus his job at the cia. american's top commander in afghanistan under investigation. we're going to show you, tampa socialite jill kelly on tuesday. it all started with her. there's so many questions about her cl
to resign after the fbi discovered his affair with paula broadwell. lots of questions of what the fbi did with the information. >>> and we have a major medical headline this morning. could there be a connection between getting the flu or fever during pregnancy and the chances of getting autism. dr. besser is here to break down the new study for us. >>> and justin bieber and selena gomez reportedly have split. we have the new details over the weekend on what could have led to the couple's parting ways. >>> let's get to the latest shocking news that ended the career of cia's david petraeus. martha raddatz has covered the four-star general for years. good morning, martha. >> good morning, george. this morning, we know that the woman at the heart of the investigation that led to petraeus a downfall who is a family who who his lover apparently felt threatened by. >> reporter: the affair woo never have come to light if not for this woman, her name is jill kelley, seen leaving her tampa bay home sunday evening. she and her husband are long time supporters of the military. officials say kelley is
holly, and a few seats away to the right, the other woman at the center of all of this, paula broadwell. abc's martha raddatz with more on a third woman who alerted authorities, the red flag that set this into motion. >> reporter: dave petraeus' secret affair may never have been discovered if not for the threatening e-mails his lover sent to jill kelly, wife of a tampa surgeon, a long supporter of the military. officials say she was not romantically involved with petraeus, but was a family friend of petraeus and his wife. officials say the anonymous e-mails to kelly were so disturbing and obsessive, she called the authorities. they traced them to paula broadwell's computer. where, eventually, evidence of an affair between the cia director and broadwell was discovered. petraeus' is claiming the affair with broadwell did not begin until after he retired from the military in august 2011. it was a week later he became cia director. friends say the affair ended four months ago, about the time jill kelly received the e-mails. friends say it was petraeus who ended the relationship. broadwell h
: in addition to the book and the sex, paula broadwell's relationship with general david petraeus provided another benefit. a celebrity status in military circles that led to a role as an expert commentator and firing range demonstrator in an infomercial for a company trying to gain military contracts for this strange looking machine gun. >> on the individual fighter reducing weight is critical. >> reporter: on the tape, shot last december in the midst of her affair with the four-star general, broadwell is identified as the author of the petraeus biography. officials at the company, located in virginia beach, said broadwell has no official affiliation with them, but would not answer abc news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. but watchdog groups say the use of broadwell was a brilliant move. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was friends with her. anyone in the agency would know this is someone petraeus is going to be favorable towards. >> reporter: and broadwell is not the only woman that seems to try to benefit from her ties to pet
in the end the paula broadwell affair will be a simple blimp on the radar so petraeus' otherwise stellar career. linda so, abc2 news. >>> right now, mitt romney has one theory as to why president obama won re-election. he says the president offered what he called quote gifts to minorities and young voters. mitt romney was making those comments while on the phone with top donors. he says that obama's campaign focused on things like free contraception and that was to woo young women. and also a amnesty of children of illegal immigrants to push hispanics to the polls as well. >>> the doping scandal surrounding lance armstrong is causing another big change. the lance armstrong foundation is formally dropping his name from its title. for nears the foundation -- years the foundation was known informally as live strong. he founded the cancer children in 1997 after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. he stepped away from the organization last month. >>> five things to know on this thursday morning. the department of justice is expected to announce a settlement with oil giant bp over the res
to his biographer paula broadwell and that led back to e-mails relating an intimate relationship. >> she's very physically capable. >> he is claiming that the affair did not occur in afghanistan but began after he retired from the military in august 2011. it was a later he became a cia director. they say the affair ended four months ago. friends suspect he and his wife to survive this. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> six veterans were laid to rest today after serving their country even after they died. they donated their body to the state medical board. the ceremony was held in pieks vil. >> a piece of history waving proudly, the domino sugar has restored the giant american flag. the pole was knocked down in a storm, 25 years ago. itwas first raised when domino sugar opened up. >> the and president obama paid tribute to the veterans at the arlington national cemetery. obama placed praised the sacrificed of the american men and women. >> we saw a fly over by military game planes today at the game. and we'd like you to go to our facebook page and give us your thoughts of your fam
infrastructure led to it. >>> more fallout between david petraeus and paula broadwell. s ptz could be prosecuted -- petraeus could be prosecuted for adult ri. >>> customers at monarch medspa may not get a de-- refund. the company said it does not have the financial ability to give refunds. monarch is telling them they can go to other facilities but the two closest are in delaware and pennsylvania. >> a very warm dpairks temperatures pushing 70 including here in baltimore, 69. 72 in easton. the wind gusts are at 20, so a breezy night, giving an indication of a change in the wind. cold november rain rolling in out of the west, will be dousing maryland making for a wet morning commute. showers by midnight, rain and wind as you wake up early tomorrow morning. we'll talk about how fast this gets out of here. it's a wild ride coming up. >> sunday at the race track turned into a ring site seat like it's a boxing max. >> nothing after the race in phoenix. it was fast and furious. >> it's being called the most chaotic race of the year. sunday's brawl broke out in arizona after road rage came to a head. g
and support of the military contacked the fbireceiving the threatening e- mails which was traced back to paula broadwell who petraeus was allegedly having a affair with. she is a married mother of two and wrote a biography of petraeus and says she shirred over the mental and physical discipline after her trip to afghan tan to interview him. >> an opportunity to interview him on the run and i thought i would test him but whoa at the time me. >> reporter: -- he would test me. >> reporter: petraeus was supposed to attack on the attack in libya but the interim director will speak in its place. >>> thieves in tennessee use used a forklift to steal a atm approaching the atm and it is loading into the bed of the pickup and hauling it away. the machine minus money wasfound later in the woods along with the truck and that truck had been stolen. the crooks got away with the cash. >>> a home invasion robbery is caught on tape. and he says was at home with two friends when they asked if they could do video -- card yard work and he said know and they asked for water and that's when the attack started. >> h
received anonymous harassing emails, the emails came from paula broadwell. petraeus resigned as director on friday. the pentagon found tens of thousands of emails and other documents exchanged between allen and kelly. allen was on track to become the supreme allied commander of nay to. the nomination is on hold. allen will remain as the leader of the u.s. troops in afghanistan. there is a hearing set for thursday to possibly replace him. >>> congress returns to washington today after the election recess, the cia scandal isn't all they have to focus on. the pressing issue is figuring out how to keep american from going off the fiscal cliff. if it isn't resolved taxes will increase and a huge federal spending cut across the board. president obama plans to meet with leader as at the white house this week. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden are taking america's economic woes seriously. today the two will be meeting with leaders from the labor community to discuss the deficit. president obama is expected to meet with members of the business community, to talk about the fiscal cl
with military brass in tampa. she called the fbi, which traced those e-mails back to the computer of paula broadwell, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with petraeus. broadwell seen at her brother's home in washington sipping wine and having dinner has the admitted her affair with petraeus but has not commented on e-mails she allegedly sent to the other woman, jill kelly. there is more, abc news learned that general allen received an anonymous e-mail traced to broadwell, claiming jill kelly was a seductress. a further look, 20,000,0 to 30,0 pages of communication. secretary of defense leon panetta put general allen's promotion to supreme commander on hold and ordered an investigation. >> to date secretary directed the matter -- >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background, a tell vgs could be seen with coverage of the peyton place like military scandal that focus add tension on who she is and how she ended up in the middle of it all. the license plate on kelly's mercedes-benz, shows she is honorary counsel for
about emails she was receiving which was traced back to paula broadwell. broadwell is the woman accused of having an affair with petraeus. allen said he did nothing wrong but his nomination as the next allied command are of nato has been put on hold. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. at the request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold the position. >> with respect to the initial investigation into petraeus affair, faith -- failed federal -- federal agents spent last night investigating broadwell home. >>> how about expanding your home for a pet in need. we have more on how an anonymous donor is helping a pet find a home in time for thanksgiving. >> reporter: many people don't think of coming to animal cell janeses -- control agencies when they're looking to adopt. >> reporter: an anonymous donor in anne arundel county has said it would pay for all the adoption fees from now until saturday. that's right you can have all of these county cats for free. as you can see, he has
the home of paula broadwell. she is accused of having an affair with david petraeus. he resigned as head of the cai friday. the fbi found out about their relationship while tracing treatening e-mails sent to another woman that petraeus knew. stay with us all night online at www.abc2news.com for the latest on this story. don't forget to join "good morning maryland" at 4:30. >>> students at montgomery college in rockville overheard a man upset about a breakup, saying he wanted to shoot people. they told school security. they alerted police and arrested the suspect. police have not released his name. >>> yet another water main break causing problems, the latest on madison street in mount vernon. the breaks are blamed on the aging infrastructure. baltimore has a plan to replace pipes faster, though it will take a few years to get up to speed. >> we are so far below where we should be, below five miles a year. over the next years, we have 25, 30, 40 over the next few years. >> that is only half the size of the break on north charles. the problems are not limited to the city. there was a break
the f. fbi after receiving this threatening e-mail. the e-mails were traced back to paula broadwell the woman petraeus was reportedly having an affair with. broadwell is married mother of two and wrote a biography of petraeus saying they bonded over the shared mental and physical discipline during the trip to afghanistan to interview him. >> an opportunity tore me to interview him on the -- for me to interview him on the run and i thought i would test him and he was going to test me. >> reporter: petraeus was supposed to testify this week on the consulate attack in benghazi but now the cia interim director will speak in his place. linda so, abc2 news. >>> 5:47. five things know as you head out. president obama is inviting leaders from the labor and business communities to the white house for talks on the fiscal cliff. he will meet with labor representatives as well as other progressive groups tomorrow. >>> the u.s. conference of catholic bishops will hold the annual meeting in baltimore today. they will discuss a wide range of issues over the next two days that meeting will take pla
biographer but also married with children of her on. >> reporter: david petraeus met paula broadwell six years ago. by 2010 broadwell proposed she write his best selling biography. now faces prosecution for adultry since he was still in the military. >> for him to allow her to write it, someone who had never written a book is odd. >> reporter: a long time military colleague came to his defense. >> there was no relationship then as far as an affair. the affair started after he had been in the ceo -- cia, after he retired from the army. >> reporter: another area of concern, if petraeus shareholder cftdz information with -- the confidential information with broadwell. >> the cia annex had actually take an couple of libyan militia members prisoners. they think the attack was an effort to get the prisoners back. >> reporter: investigators found classified material on broadwell's computer. >> tonight the baltimore county man behind one of the most beloved children's charges -- characters is taking a leave. he is accused of having a relationship with a 16-year-old boy. the accuser is now 23-yea
to kelley allegedly came from paula broadwel, l who is dodging the media. her security clearance as revoked they continue to look at why she had classified documents on her computer. the president said he believes there was no security l aps e. despite knowing about the affair for more than a month before the election the fbi didn't tell the white house. they are defending their actions, the president said he is with holding judgement and is waiting for a full explanation. abc news new york. >> bp agrees to pay $4.5 billion in cash to the government for the oil spill in the gulf of mexico. in the settlement three employees will face criminal charges, two are charged with manslaughter. the explosion on the rig 50 miles off the coast of louisiana killed 11 workers. it sent 200 million-gallons of oil in to the water and today bp said it was neglect. two employee was charged with manslaughter or negligence in their supervision of safety tests. i third former employee was charged with obstruction of congress and making false statements to investigators. most of the money will go to the gulf co
to paula broadwell. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic u sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the evidence never turned up to be compromise to intelligence. >> what more do they have to investigate now and why wasn't the white house told until this week? >> the fbi investigation is largely done and the early evidence there will not be criminal charges. this deinvolved into a personal matter. petraeus had been confronted in the last couple of weeks, as for the timing of disclosure, one official siaid that's how it turned out. >>> all right, pierre. let's turn to saxby chambliss and patty murray. thank you for joining us. senator chambliss, when did you first find out about this investigation of general petraeus and what were you told? >> well, i was not told about it until friday. you know, the intelligence community became aware of it on tuesday. actually, late afternoon on tuesday. and then, by the time it sifted through the appropriate channels, through the white house, we were told on fr
the former cia director is under scrutiny over his affair with paula broadwell. >> petraeus claims their relationship began after his military career. if that turns out not to be true, he could face prosecution for adultery. and there are new concerns that broadwell may have had access to top secret information. >> national security, kind of the issue here. with more on the e-mail trail here is abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, jill kelly kidded those harassing e-mails a threat not only to herself but petraeus. after the fbi was contacted, and an investigation uncovered a sordid affair between petraeus and broadwell. there were early concerned that the cia director's secure government e-mails could have been hacked. the probe never turned up evidence of national security being compromised what it did find as one source put it lots of human drama. key members of congress want to know why they weren't told. >> we received no advance notice t it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: top in,000 tell jens officials were not informed until election day. the presi
mention general petraeus, engulfed in that scandal. we have a new picture tonight of paula broadwell. his biographer, standing in front of the window with cameras parked outside. it was at her brother's home in washington, d.c. and abc news has learned she is being investigated for storing classified documents on her computer and in her home. and just tonight, the army has suspended her security clearance. >>> and now, we move onto presidential candidate mitt romney, reveefling how he feels about the obama voters and the obama victory. he was talking to his big donors today and abc's david muir is here with what he said. >> reporter: this argument began, diane, in the hours after the loss, he started offering reasons for his loss the very next morning, arking america is becoming an entitled society. but today, in a recorded call, he said, giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. mitt romney leaving his hotel the day after the election, next to the convention center where he hoped to deliver the one speech he'd written, his victory speech. but now, in the week since the elec
. >> reporter: and the president says he hopes in the end, the paula broadwell affair will be a simple blip on radar so petraeus' other side stellar -- otherwise stellar career, linda so, abc2 news. >>> a police officer put their lives on the line every day and one officer came very close to losing his life. take a look at this video from dashcam and a car you can sigh coming right at the officer's vehicle. barely swerving to avoid a straight head-on collision. now the officer maintained his composure and getting out to check and see if the driver was okay and the clearing of the road. and getting other motorists out of the way. now the police chief knows this could have been much worse. >> it could have been terrible. i mean i could have been -- very bad. i could have been making a call to the parents of loved ones of much more severe situation of an officer killed. or even the other driver. >> now the officer had minor injuries but should be back on the job in a week or two. still no word on what caused the other driver to lose control of his car. >>> you may want to carry some hand sanit
and tampa socialite jill kelley. kelley is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and paula broadwell. she called 911 yesterday to complain about reporters who had gathered outside her home. >> i'm an honoree council general, so i have involability. so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. but now they cross my property [ [ indiscernable ] >> kelley has done volunteer work with the military, but she is not a paid employee. >>> the deadline to pull u.s. troops out of afghanistan is set to end in 2014, but not every troop will be coming home. defense secretary leon panetta says that the administration is still working on some of the post-pullout details. he says a decision should be made in the coming weeks about how many troops will remain in afghanistan to help with security training and to conduct a counterterrorism mission against al-qaida. >>> some dramatic pictures for you this morning out of jackson, mississippi where a small plane crashed into a home. that house erupted into flames as soo
chose to resign now. officials tell abc news, the fbi was investigates petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, for strange activity on the internet and then some e-mails were discovered in the course of that investigation that raised concern. diane? >> martha raddatz reporting in. and now we go to abc's white house correspondent jake tapper here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and today called petraeus and accepted that resi
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